This is one in a series of CEF Nominal Rolls made available by Chris Wight from his private collection. Chris is member of the "Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group", which studies the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in the Great War (1914-1919). He has made this information available to fellow researchers who may benefit from these documents.
This Nominal Roll identifies the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Details are provided in the notes that follow. For further information, please see the details posted at the "Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group - Matrix Project" (http://cefresearch.com/matrix/).
The Nominal Rolls of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are described by Library and Archives Canada as the "lists of soldiers on strength with the unit on a particular date. They were generally created in the course of a unit's formation in Canada, often in preparation for departure overseas. Five copies of nominal rolls (army form MFW 20) were to be prepared by the regimental adjutant. Two were submitted to the headquarters of the Military District in which the unit was raised (one of which was to be forwarded to the Department of Militia and Defence in Ottawa). Three were to accompany the unit overseas. The first page was to contain a list of officers, arranged in order of rank. Other ranks followed on succeeding pages, arranged in alphabetical order, showing full name, rank, and regimental number.
The 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles from Sherbrooke Quebec served in France and Flanders with the 2nd Mounted Rifle Brigade from September 21, 1915 to January 1, 1916. It was then reorganized to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifle Battalion and served with the 8th Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division. until armistice.
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October 23, 2015 Subject:
Quick question to the specialists. I am looking for information on lance Corporal Richard Verhaeghe, service number 114,186, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. KIA on oct 31 1917 and buried here on Tyne Cot Cemetery in Flanders Fields. I am administrator of the FB group "Friends of World War 14-18", and with this group, we are working on a memorial service about Richard Verhaeghe on 31 october 2017. Any help from you guys is most welcome. Greetings Koen